What Should I Do to Take Care of My New Skates?

by Caroline Millicent on June 22, 2020

There are a lot of ways you can show your skates that you love and care about them.

First of all, if you've never adjusted them or messed with the hardware on your skates, let's do so now! If we don't initially mess with the hardware on our skates they might not be dialed into our personal preferences and actually be inhibiting our ability to skate properly! 

Every skater should own the PowerDyne Y3 Skate Tool which is the premier and most useful addition to your skate box. The smallest socket is used to adjust or remove your wheels. The larger socket is used to adjust or remove trucks. The wrench is used to remove or adjust your toe stops.

Clean your bearings and take care of your bearings by giving them a wash. You only need to do this if you've had your skates for 6 months to a year (ultimately depends on amount of use). The Bones Bearing Puller will help you remove your bearings, The Bones Bearing Cleaning Unit will help you secure and clean your bearings with acetone or Qube Bearing Cleaner Spa in a thorough manner. Finish off the process by applying Bones Speed Cream or Qube Lube after your bearings have dried. 

Clean your skates by using a magic eraser or lock in the suede color by using scotch guard. Clean blemishes with low grain sandpaper from any hardware store. Use Angelus Suede Dye to either give your skates a complete makeover or touch up any mishaps that you've had along your adventures!

Do a check-in with all the soft parts (rubber or urethane) of your skates - that means bushings, pivot cups, toe stops, and wheels. 

Here's a list of household items that won't be sold on our site or at your local skate shop that will help you care for your skates:

- Acetone

- Phillips Screwdriver or Flat Head Screwdriver

- Compressed Air or Keyboard Cleaner

- Sand Paper, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Scotch Guard, Angelus Suede Dye